Martyr's Day 2020

Martyr’s Day commemoration

Tonight people will gather to lay flowers on the Shaheed Minar martyrs’ monument.

Martyrs’ Day commemorates those who lost their lives campaigning for the Bengali language.

I know that I owe so much personally, as a British Bangladeshi, to the elders in my community who have far too often had to struggle to keep their culture and their language alive so that they could be truly who they are.